Saudi Electricity powers up for Hajj with SR480m spending plan

Monday, July 12, 2021

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) is spending more than SR480 million ($127.9 million) on new projects around Makkah and the holy sites in preparation for the upcoming Hajj season.

The new spending aims to boost the efficiency of the electricity network and will include the replacement of 7,785 old mechanical meters with smart ones, said CEO, Khaled Bin Hamad Al-Gnoon.

The plan also includes boosting network capacity in Arafat and dispensing with the need to rely on rental generators.

More than 700 engineers, technicians and specialists are working around the clock to implement the operational plan for this year’s Hajj season, the company said.